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A reference librarian will answer your questions at the first possible opportunity, usually within 48 hours. You can reach us in a variety of ways.By library:
Arts, Hunt, Mellon Institute, or Sorrells
Art, Architecture, Design, Music, Drama
Business, Humanities, Social Sciences
Biology and Chemistry
Engineering and Sciences
Stop by any of our libraries for personal assistance.
Librarians are available to meet individually with University students, faculty, and staff. Please make an appointment with one of our Liaison Librarians. We also have research guides available.
Transcripts of email and chat reference questions and answers may be used by authorized library staff for research purposes. All identifying information will be removed. If you do not want a record kept of your information request, you may talk to a librarian in person or by phone. Please contact Afeworki Paulos if you have any questions regarding this policy.